Neon is an app which blends AR and social media to create a platform that allows users to virtually connect with their friends in the real world. It’s been created with Apple’s new ARKit, which is a leading component of their iOS 11 operating system.
Neon uses geolocation technology to enable you to find friends that are also signed into the app. You can also signpost locations, and get friends to meet there. This feature is similar to one found in Snapchat but with Neon, users can view the signpost as a neon sign through the app.Neon is currently being tested in a closed beta, but it shouldn’t be too long before it appears on Apple’s App Store.Want to find your friends in a crowded city centre or festival? There will be an app for that very soon!

Helen Karabassis